Fish Creek Campground is the only reservable campground on the west side of Glacier National Park. This is a large campground with tons of different sites.
One thing to know when making your reservations is many sites are on a hill. If you have any mobility concerns with hills, rocks, or tree roots make sure you pick your site carefully. At the bottom of this post, we are including as many site photos as we can to help you make picking a site a little easier.
Fish Creek Campground
Season: 5/31 – 9/1
Number of Sites: 178
Location in the park: West side of Glacier National Park.
Campsite Cost: $23.00 / night
Payments accepted: cash and check
Reservations: Yes, Recreation.gov
- 48° 32′ 52.0001″ N
- 113° 59′ 7.0001″ W
Elevation: 3,500 feet
Accessible Sites: 8 sites (A8, A10, A12, A34, B65, B68, D158 and D160)
Pets Allowed: Yes, they must be on a leash less than 6 feet long.
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes
Phone Number? 1-877-444-6777
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? Campsites are released on a 6-month rolling basis
First Come, First Served? Sites not reserved ahead of time are available on a first come first serve basis.
Flush Toilets: Yes
Showers: Showers are located in Loop A and are available for registered campers only.
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? Firewood is available for purchase at most camp stores.
It is unlawful to gather or cut firewood
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes, Campsites contain fire rings but do not have fire grates for grilling/ food preparation
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes, Communal bear boxes are available in each loop
Potable Water? Yes
Fee showers are available at the Rising Sun and Swiftcurrent Motor Inns and private campgrounds adjacent to the park.
RV Camping at Fish Creek Campground
RV Length: 18 sites can accommodate up to a 35 foot RV or truck and trailer combination.
Dump Station: Yes
Generators: 8 a.m.-10 a.m., 12 p.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-7 p.m. There are no generators allowed in Loop C
How to get to Campground
Approximate driving distance via Going-to-the-Sun Road:
West entrance: 4.5mi
St. Mary entrance: 51.2mi
Fish Creek is located four miles northwest of the west park entrance near West Glacier, Montana. Access is from U.S. Highway 2, approximately 32 miles northeast of Kalispell, Montana.
No group camping in Fish Creek. Parties of nine or more may make reservations for the Apgar Campground Group Sites or at the St. Mary Campground.
A maximum of two tents per site is permitted.
Sites may not be left unattended for over 24 hours.
Campground speed limits are 10 miles per hour.
The maximum number of people in a campsite: limited to eight people
The number of cars per campsite: two vehicles
Checkout time: 12 noon
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Between July 1 and Labor Day, camping in Glacier National Park is limited to 14 days, either in a single period or combined separate periods.
Between Labor Day and June 30, camping in Glacier National Park is limited to 30 days, either in a single period or combined separate periods.
Fish Creek Campground Map
Photos of Fish Creek Campground
Some sites are really hilly! If you have any mobility concern with walking on hills with rocks and tree roots make sure to check which site you choose carefully.
D162, D164, and D166 are gorgeous sites along the creek.
You will want to make reservations as soon as you can in Glacier National Park especially during the incredibly popular summer season!